The Relevance of CBD for Cats and Dogs

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Cannabidiol or CBD is a natural phytocannabinoid present in cannabis plants, both industrial hemp, and marijuana. It is currently gaining great interest both in the general public and in the scientific-medical field because this phytocannabinoid has numerous beneficial properties of a proven and proven therapeutic nature in humans and animals.

What Animals Can Benefit From CBD Oil?

CBD for petsMost mammalian vertebrates possess an endocannabinoid system involved in many of the basic life processes such as vision, nutrition, aging, and pain.

Cannabidiol CBD is not psychoactive, unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol THC, the compound in marijuana that produces this “high” effect. THC and other psychoactive cannabinoids are toxic to pets. In high doses, it can even cause death. The results are much more potent for them than for us. It is very important to always look for CBD products from industrial hemp plants and never from psychoactive cannabis so that THC concentrations are minimal or practically zero.

CBD Benefits for Pets

As already mentioned, Cannabidiol acts on the endocannabinoid system in a very similar way to what it does in us people. Although there is still a lot of research on the matter, both the scientific evidence and the personal experience of many users worldwide tell us that CBD can be beneficial to treat conditions such as chronic pain and inflammation derived from arthritis or intestinal problems. It helps reduce the number and frequency of seizures in epileptic seizures and improves appetite. It can also be used topically for allergies and skin problems.

Clarify that these types of products only serve to alleviate specific symptoms derived from different diseases and thus improve the quality of life of our pets. In no case, these products serve to cure any disease or can replace a treatment prescribed by the vet. Always consult your veterinarian before administering CBD to your pet, as it could interfere with other treatments.

Products and Dosage

CBD treatsThere are different CBD products on the market specifically for pets in the form of “treats,” but the best form of administration is still the oils with a drop-by-drop dosage to better adjust the dose.

Each manufacturer will recommend a dose based on the concentration of CBD in the product and the animal’s weight. It is always advisable to start with the minimum dose and keep the animal under observation or monitoring for at least a week before increasing the dose.